A lunar calendar to improve my gardening skills

Does the lunar calendar work for planting fruit, vegetables, flowers, for sowing seeds, or for simply gardening? What is the Calendrier Lunaire? Read on.

Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling across to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits, but there are laws and regulations to bear in mind while driving abroad.

Mushroom picking in France

In France, mushroom picking, or “la cueillette des champignons”, is practically a national sport during the Autumn season. However, there are guidelines to follow before wandering through the woods.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake.

Find out all about Pineau des Charentes

French 2cv - Best car in the World

Best car in the World

I have always loved 2CV’s. They are such fun cars. A huge surprise. Mark has just bought me one!!….

How can you not smile whilst driving a 2CV !!…

The Vide Grenier was a huge success. The rain held off and the 22 stand holders were all happy with the footfall and money was changing hands. Looks like Reminiac will be holding annual car boot sales!!..

We have just been back to England to collect the 2CV…. What a fantastic little car. It drove from Luton to Portsmouth and then from St Malo to Reminiac with absolutely no problems at all. I then drove to La Maison Bleue yesterday evening and it refused to start again. Enough is enough it seemed to say… Opened the bonnet, whacked the starter motor… still refused to start. Our guests in Bleue kindly lent me their phone… called Mark. He arrived and it started first time !… maybe whacking the starter motor isn’t the thing to do !!…

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